VUMC Clinical Trials Processing Core

Overview of Services

The Clinical Trials Processing Core is located on the 6th floor of Preston Research Building in two restricted access labs. The Core manages human specimen for oncology clinical trials for both Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital. This NIH-guided core facility’s services include, but are not limited to, patient sample collection, processing, storage, and shipment based on study requirements and guidance; data tracking and auditing; clinical trial kit management and inventory; and financial management services for clinical trial preparation. This program is dedicated to accurate and expedient sample management to ensure quality control and to assist in end user data integrity. Current staffing consists of (8) CORE Research Assistants and (2) Tissue Librarians who assist with all aspects of daily operations.

Leadership

Heather Barnes

Program Manager, Clinical Trials Processing Core, CTSR

 

For general questions or assistance:  HEATHER.BARNES@VANDERBILT.EDU

 

 

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

 

Monday - Friday

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Saturday - Sunday

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.                          

634 Preston Research Building

Links and Resources

  1. Link to Tissue Librarian Webform:

    https://intranet.vicc.org/vu/tissue/index.php

    (VUNet ID and training is required to utilize)